'He writes riffs in his sleep': Seymour Stein on Johnny Marr

James Hanley

“In 1983, I got a call from Rough Trade’s Geoff Travis, raving about this band The Smiths. I asked when their next gig was and he said it was in two days’ time, so it would probably be too difficult for me to get there on such short notice.

However, I had flown over to see Depeche Mode the same day I first heard about them, on the word of [Mute Records founder] Daniel Miller, and I had the same ...

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